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23 April 2011 @ 03:50 pm
Thursday night NBC comedies ...  
that I watch. :)

- I love the idea behind it, laughed my ass off in parts, but, yeah, I do think that Dan Harmon was making fun of the Jeff/Annie shippers. Ah well. I don't think it means they're over, and I do still think we have a legitimate shot at being fully canon down the road, but yeah, I saw it as mocking. Sort of gentle, almost loving mocking, but mocking none-the-less. Still had some hysterical moments, and it was very, very clever. I do think that Jeff's speeches mashed up was my favorite part.

- Okay, yeah, I TOTALLY teared up when the gang sang to Michael. I loved it so much. Oh, show. Oh, Michael, I will miss you. :)

- Since I knew there had to be more to Ben's "rejection" and that the reveal would be awesome, I was in uber-squee-mode over Ben and Leslie. And then the final scene sent me into uber-squee-overdrive mode. Loved it. As I did just about every other moment of this show. It's so sweet and funny and charming and adorable.

- I don't know what's up with 30R recently. The last two episodes have only been so-so, in my book. Normally, I laugh my ass off while watching this show, but the last two just haven't done it for me. This makes me sad because I can usually rely on the absurdist humor of this show to crack me up.
distant_linesdistant_lines on April 24th, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
You teared up when they sang to Michael? I cried. I flat out cried, and I know I will bawl my eyes out for the next episode. I've been on a big Office kick lately, doing a lap of all the seasons, and I just started season 6 last night. Gosh, this show will be so different without him. Okay, I'm gonna go pout now.
Arabian: Dr Who (10)arabian on April 24th, 2011 12:51 pm (UTC)
Despite what an easy crier I am in other situations, for some reason it takes a lot for tv to tear me up. (I've teared up exactly once watching TVD -- when Grams died.) So me tearing up and having to wipe a bit of moisture away is impressive, LOL!
distant_linesdistant_lines on April 24th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
I'm like the exact opposite...lol. I am the absolute worst crier in the world. I have friends that I've had for almost 8 years that haven't seen me cry. Yet, TV or movies can make me bawl, but only if no other people around. My tear ducts just don't work with people present...lol.
hiddeneloise: JimPamHug/The Officehiddeneloise on April 24th, 2011 03:24 am (UTC)
Oh, I totally cried. It was a nice way, unexpected way to have a bit of a musical number without it being weird. It was in character, and it was sweet and well-done. And, to quote Michael there, "it's gonna hurt like a motherf****r" next week, when he is going to be saying actual goodbyes. Sigh.
Arabian: Feelings Journalarabian on April 24th, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
I so thought of you, and so expected tears from you. It was just such a beautiful moment. :)
Britt: Misc TV Validates My Existencebritt_1975 on April 24th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
I totally thought that Dan Harmon was poking fun of the Annie/Jeff shippers... but I laughed anyway. I thought the episode was brilliant.
Arabian: Jeff & Annie05arabian on April 24th, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, me too. Poking fun, but still funny -- even if it hurt a wee bit. :(
irlandesakirlandesak on April 24th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
I took the montage as gentle mocking of the Jeff/Annie shippers but I didn't think it was done in a bad way or even that it was a bad thing that we were targeted. I remember how somewhat bemused he seemed when he was introduced to the whole concept of fanvids/shipping and it was the Jeff/Annie fanbase who did it. It was after Debate that he started asking all these questions about what a "ship" was...etc.

And if you think of it, Kerry's original fanvid was hilarious in what it accomplished. It took a silly comedy with a non-romantic couple and turned it into this angsty drama. It's why I normally will acknowledge its brilliance but if someone is looking for an intro J/A vid, I'll turn them onto her "Love You Madly" which I think has the more appropriate tone.

I was iffy on the Office ep until those last few minutes. Damn, that was wonderful.

I love Ben and Leslie but hope they don't go too far with silly contrivances to keep them apart. They're so perfect I can hardly stand it.

I really disliked the first half of 30 Rock. It was a bad clip show and unfunny except for the Jack parts. And Dennis parts. It got better once they toned down the clips.
obstinate, headstrong girl!: TV » Community » Jeff/Anniezombie_boogie on April 26th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
... There are other comedies on Thursdays besides these four? I refuse to acknowledge their existence :P.

I didn't really read the montage thing as insulting. They put in a lot of effort in making that parody be close to the original fanvid, so I read it as more a loving tribute with a bit of teasing than outright mockery.

My Parks and Rec-shaped feelings are always full of flail. Always.